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                  NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter

  Thank you for purchasing the NETGEAR Model FA310TX Fast Ethernet
  PCI adapter.  The NETGEAR FA310TX adapter has been developed by
  combining the latest 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet technology and
  peripheral component interface (PCI) local bus technology.

  Getting Started
  A DOS installation/help program, HELP.EXE, is provided for ease of setup 
  for normal users.  HELP.EXE will provide information on driver installation
  for the appropriate network operating systems.  A Diagnostics program is
  also provided to verify the connection between the NETGEAR FA310TX adapter
  and the hub or switch.

  To run the installation/help program, simply execute HELP.EXE from the 
  root directory of the driver disk.  (eg. A:\HELP<Enter>)

  To run the diagnostic program, simply run DIAG.EXE program in the root
  directory of the driver disk.  (eg. A:\DIAG<Enter>)

  The content of the diskette can also be copied into the hard disk for
  dirver installation.  When doing so, please make sure that the original
  directory structure of the diskette is preserved.

  Revisions History
    Diskette Revision 4.02 990414
    Fixed Win95/Win98 driver working on revision D2 cards.
    Modify NDIS2/3/4 drivers to meet naming convention of this adapter.

    Diskette Revision 4.01 980901
    Fixed system hang problem on Windows NT 4.0 driver.
    Modify NDIS 3.0 driver to work with revision C6 cards.

    Diskette Revision 4.00 980701
    Modify all drivers to support revision D1 adapter based on NETGEAR MAC

    Diskette Revision 980101
    Modify all drivers to support ST10040's new UID. Rev C6 released.

    Diskette Revision 961115
    1. All drivers support Auto-negotiation.

       All NETGEAR FA310TX drivers support NWay auto-negotiation.  It lets 
       the adapter identify and select the Ethernet type automatically
       depending on the hub or switch to which the adapter is connected
       --including 100Mbps 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet, 10Mbps 10BASE-T
       Ethernet, half-duplex, or full-duplex mode.

  Support Options
    For technical support, please refer to the Installation Guide or
    contact your authorized NETGEAR distributors.  You may also call 
    the 24-hour NETGEAR support hot line at 1-800-211-2069.

    The latest drivers of the various NETGEAR products are also kept
    in the NETGEAR web site:

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  Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT are 
  registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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